The Song of Hiawatha

The Song of Hiawatha

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Illustrated facsimile reprint of the 1890 edition of Longfellow's epic of the American Indian, his traditions, struggles and progress

Blackwell North Amer
In the summer of 1854, Longfellow wrote in his diary: "I have at length hit upon a plan for a poem on the American Indians, which seems to me the right one and the only. It is to weave together their beautiful traditions as whole." What emerged the next year was "The Song of Hiawatha," a composite of legends, folklore, myth, and characters that presents, in short, lilting trochees, the life story of a real Indian, who provides the focus for the narrative thread of this epic drama of high adventure, tragedy, and conflict. The aim was not to tell a particular or specific story, but to unite the strands of various Indian legends, to present a sympathetic portrait of many Native American tribes, and especially to disclose their profound relationship with the natural world.

Publisher: New York : Bounty Books : Distributed by Crown Books, c1982
ISBN: 9780517001974
Branch Call Number: 811 Lo
Characteristics: xxvi, 242 p., [22] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Remington, Frederic 1861-1909


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